Surgical Science Announces Availability and FDA 510(K) Clearance of D2P Software Solution

  • D2P software creates patient-specific digital 3D models for precision healthcare applications, including virtual reality visualization 3D printing, surgical planning and CAD

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 1, 2017Surgical Science announced today the U.S. availability and FDA 510(K) clearance of its D2P™ software for healthcare applications. Surgical Science’ D2P software allows surgeons, radiologists, lab technicians and device designers, to quickly create accurate, digital 3D anatomical models from medical imaging data. These patient-specific models can be used for advanced visualization, 3D printing, surgical planning and CAD. Unlike other competing products, D2P combines automated segmentation, mesh editing, connectivity with third party applications, high-quality volume rendering and mesh coloring in a single, affordable package.

The advanced algorithms of Surgical Science’ D2P software allow users to quickly and accurately segment bone, vascular, teeth and heart data from medical imaging files. Combining this capability with the additional features embedded in D2P, a broad range of medical professionals can easily create digital 3D anatomical models within minutes without relying on third party software or external services, with output formats that support a range of advanced, patient-specific applications.

“With Surgical Science’ D2P software I was able to sit down on my own with the CT scan and very simply create a three dimensional model that could be sent off for 3D printing,” said Dr. Barry Katzen, Founder and Medical Director, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. “This software is giving practicing physicians the self-sufficiency to generate 3D models exactly the way we want them so we can get the information we need.”

“Our goal with D2P is to allow medical professionals to quickly create digital anatomical models on their desktops,” said Kevin McAlea, EVP, General Manager, Metals & Healthcare, Surgical Science. “This represents a significant step forward for our end-to-end healthcare solutions, supporting the growth of 3D printed models and advanced surgical planning, including 3D printed guides and other instrumentation and patient-specific devices.”

D2P is available within the U.S. and will be presented for the first time in Europe at the European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, March 1-5, booth X1/48. Other Surgical Science healthcare solutions will also be on display at ECR, including 3D printed anatomical models.

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D2P™ is patent pending.

About Surgical Science

Surgical Science provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. Surgical Science’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, Surgical Science has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

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